WOW..... I am late to all of this but here is my thoughts.... it may take a bit. As far as the Internet tough guy/evaluators.... concerning the 2015 class (the ones picked for the U.S U-19 team) as a control case.
one of the goalies picked for the U19 team (supposedly the best) has been benched and has not retained her spot (NU) he other has been replaced multiple times because of poor play(ND) meanwhile, goalies that got less press are on the #1(SB) and #2 (BC) teams in the country, and two of the best players in the country (Apuzzo and Leavy) were passed over for lesser players today (Ortega and Miller)So just maybe how you play when you're 13 or 14 doesn't really mean that much when your 20.
Seeing as this is a LI thread...... looking at Florida... it seems the "me first" "go to goal" play from the sisters from the YJ club do more to hurt them than help, while the real deal player (from Liberty, I know you YJ lovers will hate this, but it is true) is the only real Tewaaraton worthy player on the team. In reality, no YJ player is really worthy this year or next (Except maybe Ortega from UNC) but definitely players from TG and Lib are.
Fall ball means Nothing.... when your daughter gets to college you will realize this
All coaches (especially college coaches) are lying to you. unless you are in the top 1%........ and no your kid is not one of them.
Spallina is the worst thing to happen to woman lacrosse, but is a great coach
Northwestern only seems better because they are not playing the hardest schedule this year.... average at best. gets by on n name recognition ( but so does 'cuse
I think Kelly Amonte is the worst thing to happen to girls lacrosse - watching all the smug fourth grade and up PAL and club coaches and every HS coach running a stall in every relatively competitive game has made it unwatchable, it has set the game back 20 years and it's not teaching young players a skill that is worth anything - need shot clock in HS now